The Nation’s Geologists Will Focus on Chesapeake Bay Restoration Policies, Practices, and Ecosystem Responses in One Topic Session of the Geological Society of America’s Annual Conference in Baltimore in November 2015

The Geological Society of America (GSA) will hold its annual conference on Nov.  1-4, 2015, in Baltimore, and this year the focus of one of the topic sessions is the statue of restoration efforts in the Chesapeake Bay.  Topic Session 29 is titled “Restoring the Nation’s Largest Estuary: Lessons Learned from Efforts to Address Changes in Water Quality and Ecosystem Structure and Function within the Context of Landscape Change and Climate Variability in the Chesapeake Bay and Its Watershed.”  According to the GSA’s Web site for the conference’s topical sessions, at http://www.geosociety.org/meetings/2015/sessions/topical.asp, the session will focus on “ecosystem response to restoration policies and practices to improve water quality and habitat in the tidal bay and throughout the watershed, emphasizing the influence of land use, geology, ecology, management actions, and climate variability.”

More information on the conference is available online at http://community.geosociety.org/gsa2015/home; or contact GSA at (800) 472-1988.

Some of the information for this post was provided by the Virginia Water Monitoring Council (VWMC).  More information about the VWMC is available online at http://www.vwmc.vwrrc.vt.edu/ .

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